Genealogy

The Genealogy program at Salt Lake Community College is completely online and teaches solid research and evidence analysis skills and how to properly use and cite U.S. or international genealogical records.   Students prepare for accreditation and/or certifcation in genealogical research and develop skills for other career paths.

Earn a Certificate in Genealogy Research and Writing by completing the following courses:

GEN 1000/CEGN 0001 Introduction to High Tech Genealogy

GEN 1010/CEGN 0010 U.S. Research I

GEN 1011/CEGN 0011 U.S. Research II

GEN 1016/CEGN 0016 Tracing Immigrant Origins

GEN 1111/CEGN 0111 Genealogy and Family History Writing

GEN 1012/CEGN 0012 International Research I

Suggested course enrollment in order to complete the certificate in one year:

Semester 1:  GEN 1000/CEGN 0001 Intro to High Tech Genealogy AND GEN 1111/CEGN 0111 Genealogy and Family History Writing.

Semester 2:  GEN 1010/CEGN 0010 U.S. Research I AND GEN 1011/CEGN 0011 U.S. Research II.

Semester 3:  GEN 1016/CEGN 0016 Tracing Immigrant Origins AND GEN 1012/CEGN 0012 International Research I.

Courses

Advanced Research Methodology

CEGN 0160
This course is designed for students who want more in-depth training in multiple advanced genealogical research methods that can be employed when tackling difficult research problems.  Instruction...

Advanced Research Methodology

GEN 1160
This course is designed for students who want more in-depth training in multiple advanced genealogical research methods that can be employed when tackling difficult research problems.  Instruction...

Genealogy and Family History Writing

GEN 1111
This course introduces students to various forms of genealogical and family history writing, such as a compiled genealogy, four-generation report, research report, record resource guide, and family...

Genealogy and Family History Writing

CEGN 0111
This course introduces students to various forms of genealogical and family history writing, such as a compiled genealogy, four-generation report, research report, record resource guide, and family...

Genealogy Publishing

GEN 1125
Students will be taught how to take a prepared electronically produced family history product and assess and organize the genealogical elements to publish findings in a variety of formats.

Genealogy Publishing

CEGN 0125
Students will be taught how to take a prepared electronically produced family history product and assess and organize the genealogical elements to publish findings in a variety of formats.

Genetic Genealogy

GEN 1180
Using results from multiple DNA tests, students will analyze data to enhance their genealogical research.  Pertinent biological concepts will be reviewed and legal/ethical considerations for genetic...

Genetic Genealogy

CEGN 0180
Using results from multiple DNA tests, students will analyze data to enhance their genealogical research.  Pertinent biological concepts will be reviewed and legal/ethical considerations for genetic...

International Research I

GEN 1012
Students examine and use major international record groups in genealogical research. Paleography, record recognition and usage, research strategies, and usage of the international collections at...

International Research I

CEGN 0012
Students examine & use major record groups of the British Isles in genealogical research. Paleography, record recognition and usage, research strategies, and usage of the British collections at...

Intro To High Tech Genealogy

GEN 1000
Introduction to genealogy computer programs and basic genealogy skills used to conduct research and document records with appropriate citations. Students will learn how to use internet tools for...

Intro To High Tech Genealogy

CEGN 0001
Introduction to genealogy computer programs and basic genealogy skills used to conduct research and document records with appropriate citations. Students will learn how to use Internet tools for...

Making Money With Genealogy

GEN 1014
Students explore professional opportunities in genealogy and prepare to successfully work in the industry.  Topics include: running a genealogy business, pricing, time management, marketing, social...

Making Money With Genealogy

CEGN 0014
Students explore professional opportunities in genealogy and prepare to successfully work in the industry.  Topics include: running a genealogy business, pricing, time management, marketing, social...

Narrative Family History Writing

GEN 1170
Students will learn how to write a nonfiction narrative family history, placing facts and information gathered from genealogical documents into a broader social historical context. Students will...

Narrative Family History Writing

CEGN 0170
Students will learn how to write a nonfiction narrative family history, placing facts and information gathered from genealogical documents into a broader social historical context. Students will...

Preparing for Accredited Genealogist

GEN 1150
Students will prepare a 4-generation client research project that includes: written report that analyzes evidence used to link generations; a research log; digitized images of important documents...

Preparing for Accredited Genealogist

CEGN 0150
Students will prepare a 4-generation client research project that includes: written report that analyzes evidence used to link generations; a research log; digitized images of important documents...

Preparing for Certified Genealogist®

GEN 1151
This course will help prepare students for the application process to become a Certified Genealogist® by walking students through each requirement of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® (BCG...

Preparing for Certified Genealogist®

CEGN 0151
This course will help prepare students for the application process to become a Certified Genealogist® by walking students through each requirement of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® (BCG...

Tracing Immigrant Origins

GEN 1016
Introduction to methodologies and practices to extend family genealogies beyond the U.S. to other countries by finding evidence in unique U.S. records to link localities to International locations....

Tracing Immigrant Origins

CEGN 0016
Introduction to methodologies and practices to extend family genealogies beyond the U.S. to other countries by finding evidence in unique U.S. records to link localities to International locations. U...

U.S. Research I

GEN 1010
Students explore record groups and repositories which contain 10 U.S. sources known to provide evidence linking families from students’ lifetime to 1850 and solve research problems by evaluating...

U.S. Research I

CEGN 0010
Students explore record groups and repositories which contain 10 U.S. sources known to provide evidence linking families from students' lifetime to 1850 and solve research problems by evaluating...

U.S. Research II

GEN 1011
Course will provide an in-depth study of sources, records, and methodologies not covered in CEGN 0010 essential to documenting and verifying family history and genealogies within the U.S. and...

U.S. Research II

CEGN 0011
Course will provide an in-depth study of sources, records, and methodologies not covered in GEN 1010 essential to documenting and verifying family history and genealogies within the U.S. and focusing...